Hear Felix Mendelssohn's music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare's homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS | October 19, 22, 25, & 27, 2019
Loyalty to country, love, and betrayal collide when the pharaoh’s daughter Amneris discovers that her rival for the love of the Egyptian general Radames is none other than her Ethiopian slave, Aida. In an ironic turn of events Aida’s father, the King of Ethiopia, demands that she act as a spy for her homeland, potentially destroying the trust and affection of the man she loves.
Franz Schubert was just 16 when he composed his Symphony No. 1 in D Major. The conductor Sir Colin Davis described it as “a lovely, enchanting piece [that] hardly ever gets played.” The symphony harkens back to the London symphonies of Haydn, and to Mozart. Soprano Tasha Koontz joins the orchestra for Samuel Barber’s evocative Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on poems by James Agee.